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Picture shows a nurse standing next to a woman lying on a trolley in a hospital corridor. The official NHS count of 12-hour waits at emergency d­­epartments in England underestimates the actual figure, says the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

Emergency waiting times: official figures grossly underestimate reality – college

Truth about ED delays is masked by NHS England’s counting method, claims RCEM

collation of three ICN posters, each showing an image of a nurse with patients, behind the slogan 'Nursing the world to health'

2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife ‘our chance to jump-start a new way to see nursing’

International Council of Nurses reveals how it will promote the profession

Nurse accessing patient records on a computer

Differing medical record systems between NHS trusts ‘risk the safety of patients’

Study in England reveals 21 systems that fail to share information effectively

two nurses confer on a ward

Patient safety: over-reliance on temporary nurses heightens risk of ward deaths

Southampton study points to importance of overall make-up of staff

Award-winning app slashes nursing student dropout rate

University’s scheme helps tutors identify placement issues at an early stage

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‘Ministers must scrap cruel healthcare surcharge overseas nurses are forced to pay’

RCN urges next UK government to promise an end to the immigration health surcharge for nurses

Evidence and Practice

Recognition and management of autonomic dysreflexia in patients with a spinal cord injury

Recognition and management of autonomic dysreflexia in patients with spinal cord injury

It is important that ENs are aware of the symptoms and management of autonomic dysreflexia

How safe staffing can improve emergency nursing: time to cut the Gordian knot

How safe staffing can improve emergency nursing: time to cut the Gordian knot

Exploring the effects of fatigue, workplace bullying, moral distress and inadequate staffing

Decompression sickness: a guide for emergency nurses

Decompression sickness: a guide for emergency nurses

ENs have an essential role in recognising and initially treating patients experiencing DCS

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Screening for sepsis: SIRS or qSOFA? A literature review

Evidence from this article led to the creation of a screening tool developed by the author

Assessment and management of patients with tibial plateau fractures in emergency departments

Assessment and management of patients with tibial plateau fractures in EDs

Such fractures are a common presentation in EDs, yet diagnosis is not always obvious

Partner violence

Emergency healthcare for women who experience intimate partner violence: part 1

This integrative review is the first of a two-part series about intimate partner violence

Features

ED services at East Lancashire NHS Trust are improving

Meet one of the fastest improving emergency department services in the UK

With EDs under increasing pressure, one department has been singled out for its progress

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Boost your specialty and profile by entering the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020

Nominate yourself or a colleague for these prestigious nursing awards

Picture of members of a nurse-led digital health service who use a video link to triage older people in care and nursing homes, avoiding unnecessary admissions to the emergency department.

Nurses use video link to keep older people out of hospital

Link enables nurses to triage people in care and nursing homes, reducing hospital admissions

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Sepsis

Sepsis: what you need to know

Around 44,000 people a year die from the 'silent killer'. What can nurses do?

Image shows emergency nurse training students to treat young people affected by knife wounds

Nurse leads project to help young people at risk of knife crime

ED sister is behind a project to teach life-saving skills to young people at risk of violence

Preparing staff for the sudden death of a child in the emergency department

A study day and guidance have given staff the skills to cope with sudden child death

Opinion

Stock image of a vote going in to a ballot box, with british and EU flags in the background

General election 2019: NHS needs commitment from the new government

A review of the structure of healthcare education and provision should be a priority

Image of a touch screen point of care testing device for nurses

Emergency nurses can learn from trust’s implementation of point of care testing

Empowering healthcare staff to use POCT is beneficial to staff and patients

Illustration shows a figure overlaid by a jigsaw pattern, wearing a scholar’s cap and gown, representing joined up education. Lecturer Hannah Bryant welcomes new NMC standards that set out skills and knowledge required by the next generation of nurses.

NMC’s new standards strengthen links between theory and practice

New standards on skills and knowledge required by the next generation of nurses are welcome

Students

 Nursing is fast-paced in the emergency department

Mental health and adult nursing, plus the pace of emergency care – this role has it all

A dual-registration newly qualified nurse reflects on what she has learned in her first year

Distressed nurse working in the emergency department

The call you never want to get in emergency nursing

A newly qualified nurse describes the emotions and impact of a paediatric crash call

Leading on a cardiac arrest made me confident in giving CPR

Aiding a woman after a heart attack made a student more confident in handling emergencies

Careers

Craig Hayden award-winning advanced nurse practitioner with chief nursing officer Ruth May

Award-winning advanced practitioner on working for an ambulance service

Innovations by North West Ambulance Service's Craig Hayden led to a silver CNO award

Picture of Emily Jones, a paediatric emergency unit sister at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. She loves the variety of her job and says all experiences at work, good and bad, will make you a better emergency nurse.

Paediatric emergency unit sister

Emily Jones says all experiences at work, good and bad, will make you a better nurse

April McKay

Emergency nurse appointed to medical college committee

April McKay on why emergency nursing inspires her so much

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